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Visual Studio 2008 error after Paint.net upgrade

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I just experienced the same issue. It's a nasty one, since Visual Studio doesn't start up, and can't be reinstalled. I had to do a system restore to the point before the Paint.NET update occurred. (It didn't even occur to me for a long time that it was Paint.NET to blame, since I had unthinkingly accepted the update late Friday and saw the Visual Studio problem Monday morning).

So I think there might be an issue here that needs resolving.

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Make sure that you've installed all the updates for Visual Studio itself.

There was one released last fall which was very important, but that doesn't seem to be ubuquitous yet. It affects the Visual C++ Runtimes, and that's probably what's causing this issue.

Basically, Paint.NET is installing a newer version of the C++ runtimes than Visual Studio (that is, the not-updated Visual Studio) is able to deal with.

The Paint.NET Blog: https://blog.getpaint.net/

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